Aditya Kumar

Aditya Kumar  is the Executive Director at Development Action Group. Previously, Adi worked as the Deputy Director at Community Organisation Resource Centre. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked on post disaster, post conflict and informal settlement upgrading across the world. His practice focuses on intersectoral partnerships, strengthening community action and housing policy.

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EDUCATION

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ECONOMICS

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